David Ptaszek


Mental health services are taking a hit in western Kentucky, with the Pennyroyal Center announcing the closure of its Madisonville and Hopkinsville therapeutic rehabilitation programs. The center will also lay off 15 people. 

The therapeutic rehabilitation programs are for adults with chronic mental illness and will cease operation June 27.

Jeff Broadbent is the new Program Manager for the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.

Broadbent has served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center since it opened in March of 2012. Pennyroyal Center Executive Director David Ptaszek said Broadbent is passionate regarding services for veterans and that he will do an outstanding job as Program Manager.